Neil Ellman

This Too

(after the lithograph by Mark Fox)

This too shall propagate,
crawl,swim, fly,
weave spider webs,
leave tracks in mud
and walk upright to become
another after-thought
without a soul,
alive first, then in stone
without an after-life
except as bone.


Neil Ellman, a poet from New Jersey, has been published widely in print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks.